Over the course over her career, Jean LaClair
has coached for 26 years and counting. She has spent the majority
of this time coaching volleyball at Bronson High School where she
continues to do so. In these years LaClair has amassed a total
record of 1065-346-94. These victories have propelled her teams to
12 League Championships, 15 District Championships, 7 Regional
Championships, 1 State Runner-up and 3 State Championships. Her
honors as a coach include multiple regional and state Coach of the
Year awards as well as an Athletic Director of the Year award.
LaClair was inducted into the Michigan Interscholastic Volleyball
Coaches Association Hall of Fame in 2006.
Jean is an active community member and
has served as an Athletic Director for 22 years. Additionally, she
has been a board member for the MIVCA for 18 years and counting.
Jean has been described as “selfless” in her coaching giving as
much as she can to her athletes, colleagues and programs. She is
recognized as being one of the great mentors and ambassadors for
the sport of volleyball and is willing to advocate for anyone who
is in need of assistance. The lessons she teaches her athletes aid
them on the court and later in life and embodies determination,
hard work, sacrifice and a willingness to succeed.